Period
to 23 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 6 months to 23 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows
East Midlands > Northamptonshire
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 11 11
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 64 108 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 9.82% 11.58% 10.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.09% 63.53% 68.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 82 45
Northamptonshire median daily rate £300 £269 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.63% -18.56% +20.00%
10th Percentile £118 £120 £198
90th Percentile £438 £375 £475
East Midlands median daily rate £330 £275 £319
% change year-on-year +20.00% -13.73% +15.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 15 14
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £11.09 £14.50 £10.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.55% +34.88% -8.90%
10th Percentile £10.29 £10.25 £8.95
90th Percentile £11.30 £71.25 £16.15
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £13.25 £13.00
% change year-on-year +13.21% +1.92% -3.70%

Windows is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Northamptonshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 94 170 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 14.42% 18.22% 15.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 123 75
Northamptonshire median daily rate £300 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% -7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £131 £150 £200
90th Percentile £449 £500 £475
East Midlands median daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 16 13
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £11.09 £15.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.10% +36.36% -6.78%
10th Percentile £10.29 £10.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £11.30 £73.00 £16.35
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% +3.85% -3.70%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Northamptonshire

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows in Northamptonshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Northamptonshire

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Northamptonshire over the 6 months to 23 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Northamptonshire

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows in Northamptonshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Northamptonshire

Windows
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Northamptonshire region over the 6 months to 23 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton -5 43 £325 +13.04% 17
Daventry 0 4 £115 -41.16%
Wellingborough 0 2 £325 +109.68%
Windows
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 30 (46.88%) Microsoft
2 22 (34.38%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (28.13%) ITIL
4 17 (26.56%) Active Directory
5 15 (23.44%) Windows Server
6 12 (18.75%) Windows 7
7 11 (17.19%) Windows 10
8 10 (15.63%) Finance
8 10 (15.63%) VMware
8 10 (15.63%) Web Services
9 9 (14.06%) Service Management
9 9 (14.06%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (14.06%) SDLC
9 9 (14.06%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (14.06%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (12.50%) PRINCE2
11 7 (10.94%) Linux
11 7 (10.94%) MCSE
11 7 (10.94%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (10.94%) SAN
11 7 (10.94%) Cisco
11 7 (10.94%) Desktop Virtualisation
12 6 (9.38%) Office 365
12 6 (9.38%) NetApp
12 6 (9.38%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (9.38%) MS Exchange
12 6 (9.38%) SQL
12 6 (9.38%) SQL Server
12 6 (9.38%) IIS
12 6 (9.38%) Apple

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (9.38%) IIS
1 6 (9.38%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 22 (34.38%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.69%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.38%) Office 365
2 5 (7.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.69%) Dropbox
4 2 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.94%) SAN
2 5 (7.81%) TCP/IP
3 4 (6.25%) WAN
4 3 (4.69%) NAS
4 3 (4.69%) Unified Communications
5 2 (3.13%) BGP
5 2 (3.13%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (3.13%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (3.13%) EIGRP
5 2 (3.13%) Ethernet
5 2 (3.13%) Firewall
5 2 (3.13%) Junos
5 2 (3.13%) MPLS
5 2 (3.13%) NX-OS
5 2 (3.13%) OSPF
5 2 (3.13%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (3.13%) VPN
6 1 (1.56%) Internet
6 1 (1.56%) LAN
6 1 (1.56%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (9.38%) ProC
2 4 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 4 (6.25%) Subversion
2 4 (6.25%) Xcode
General
1 10 (15.63%) Finance
2 5 (7.81%) Banking
3 2 (3.13%) Automotive
4 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (35.94%) Analyst
2 14 (21.88%) Service Analyst
3 13 (20.31%) Service Desk Analyst
4 6 (9.38%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 6 (9.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 6 (9.38%) Analyst Programmer
4 6 (9.38%) Applications Support
4 6 (9.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (9.38%) Pick Analyst Programmer
4 6 (9.38%) Pick Programmer
4 6 (9.38%) Programmer
5 4 (6.25%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 4 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (6.25%) Architect
5 4 (6.25%) Developer
5 4 (6.25%) iOS Developer
5 4 (6.25%) IT Support
5 4 (6.25%) Objective-C Developer
5 4 (6.25%) Support Engineer
5 4 (6.25%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.63%) Web Services
2 4 (6.25%) Cocoa
2 4 (6.25%) HTML
2 4 (6.25%) JSON
2 4 (6.25%) REST
2 4 (6.25%) SOAP
2 4 (6.25%) XML
3 1 (1.56%) Core Data
3 1 (1.56%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.06%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.69%) Clustering
3 3 (4.69%) NHS
4 2 (3.13%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.56%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.56%) PDA
5 1 (1.56%) PKI
5 1 (1.56%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (23.44%) Windows Server
2 12 (18.75%) Windows 7
3 11 (17.19%) Windows 10
4 9 (14.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (10.94%) Linux
6 5 (7.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (6.25%) Apple iOS
7 4 (6.25%) Mac OS X
7 4 (6.25%) Windows 8
7 4 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (3.13%) Android
9 1 (1.56%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (1.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (28.13%) ITIL
2 9 (14.06%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (14.06%) SDLC
2 9 (14.06%) Service Management
3 8 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 7 (10.94%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 6 (9.38%) ITSM
5 6 (9.38%) Migration
5 6 (9.38%) Release Management
6 5 (7.81%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (6.25%) High Availability
7 4 (6.25%) iOS Development
7 4 (6.25%) TOGAF
8 3 (4.69%) Data Loss Prevention
8 3 (4.69%) ITIL V3
9 2 (3.13%) ERP
9 2 (3.13%) PLM
9 2 (3.13%) Project Management
10 1 (1.56%) Mobile Device Management
10 1 (1.56%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.38%) SQL
2 4 (6.25%) Apple Swift
2 4 (6.25%) Objective-C
3 3 (4.69%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.56%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (10.94%) MCSE
1 7 (10.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (9.38%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (4.69%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (4.69%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.69%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.69%) VCAP
3 3 (4.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (3.13%) CCIE
4 2 (3.13%) Degree
4 2 (3.13%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.56%) CCNA
5 1 (1.56%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.69%) SLA
2 1 (1.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (26.56%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.38%) Hyper-V
2 6 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.13%) Firmware
3 2 (3.13%) VMware Server
4 1 (1.56%) NFS
4 1 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (9.38%) SCCM
2 2 (3.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 30 (46.88%) Microsoft
2 10 (15.63%) VMware
3 7 (10.94%) Cisco
4 6 (9.38%) Apple
4 6 (9.38%) NetApp
5 3 (4.69%) Novell
6 2 (3.13%) Citrix
6 2 (3.13%) Juniper
7 1 (1.56%) F5
7 1 (1.56%) Kaseya
7 1 (1.56%) SolarWinds